Sakshi murder case: Sahil Khan named as only accused

Delhi Police file 604-page chargesheet in the gruesome murder case

| Updated: 28 June, 2023 6:37 pm IST
Sakshi (16) was stabbed to death by her Muslim boyfriend a day after their quarrel.

NEW DELHI: Almost a month after the brutal murder of teenager Sakshi Singh by a friend, Sahil Khan, the Delhi Police today filed a 604-page chargesheet. Police also named Khan as the only accused in the case.

According to the police, the murder was an outcome of the regular fights between Sakshi and Sahil.

The police also submitted a forensic report, prepared by the Forensic Science Laboratory in Delhi’s Rohini, that was prepared after examining 14 biological exhibits, one chemical exhibit, four physical exhibits and one cyber exhibit. Statements from 50 witnesses were also submitted.

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The incident happened on May 28 when Sakshi was going to the community toilet. Police said a detailed investigation was carried out, in which it came to light that accused Sahil and deceased Sakshi were in a relationship. However, they often had quarrels and fights.

“On May 27, the deceased and accused had a quarrel in the evening over which the accused decided to take revenge. He murdered Sakshi by stabbing her with a knife and hitting her with a stone slab on May 28,” police stated in the chargesheet.

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During a one-minute video that came on social media, Sahil was seen engaged in a conversation with an individual wearing a brown T-shirt, both engrossed in a mobile phone. The time stamp on the footage indicates this interaction occurred between 8.44 pm and 8.45 pm, just moments before the attack on Sakshi.

Police arrested 23-year-old Sahil from Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr the next day. He was later brought to Delhi.

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Delhi Police booked him under the charges of murder but later added sections 25/27 Arms Act, 354 A and 509 IPC, 12 POCSO Act and 3(2)(v) SC & ST Act into the case.

Police said a detailed investigation was conducted into the case, where the knife used in the crime, clothes and shoes worn by the accused, at the time of the offence were recovered. Further, scientific evidence such as CCTV footage, voice samples and biological evidence has been collected and sent to the FSL for examination.

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